12 months
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The Advanced European Studies from European College of Parma Foundation is much appreciated at EU level and its faculty includes former EU Commissioners, Judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union, top officials from European and national institutions, University Professors and experts in EU issues.

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Besides the postgraduate programme leading to the Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies , courses and workshops on EU programmes and European Project Management, seminars and training activities on topical EU issues - as well as other specialised training courses on EU law, economics and politics for local bodies (regional government, provinces, municipalities, etc.) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - have been carried out.

Founding members of the European College of Parma Foundation are the University of Parma, the Parma Entrepreneurs Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Parma. Besides receiving a special contribution from Fondazione Cariparma, the European College of Parma Foundation includes the following sponsor members: Municipality of Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


The study programme of the Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies (DAES) is aimed at providing students with specialized skills on the structure and the functioning of the European Union and its policies. 

The Advanced European Studies from European College of Parma Foundation is based on a multidisciplinary approach (political science, international relations, law, economics) and it leverages on the contributions of officials and experts from the European Institutions.

Programme Structure

Study programme includes :

  • EU History, Politics and Institutions 
  • EU Legal System and Law
  • Strategic Sectors, Funds and Research in the EU
  • EU Economics and Governance
  • Food Safety, Health and Environmental Protection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Italian, Partially taught in French


On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

The Diploma in Advanced European Studies (DAES) is designed especially for graduates in legal, political, economic and social sciences, as well as in languages and humanities. Other university backgrounds will be reviewed and considered eligible if they are in line with the DAES study programme. 

With regard to language requirements, candidates must prove to hold at least the following language skills (levels are given in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): 

  • English : B1 or higher;
  • Italian or French : A1 or higher.

Tuition Fee

Early Bird formula - for students that apply before 20th of May they will take of 10% of the tuition fee.

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The European College of Parma Foundation may provide a limited number of partial scholarships for the Diploma and Master in Advanced European Studies (DAES) to support access for valuable students who are willing to specialise in European Studies, but who cannot afford the ordinary enrolment fee for financial reasons. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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